I provide thorough narrative assessement, developmental editing, and line editing on middle grade, young adult, and select adult projects. Query letters, one-page synopses, pitches, and loglines are my jam. Highly collaborative, I chat with authors via email, phone, or Zoom, as needed throughout the process. As a former literary agent, I have a keen eye for revising plot beats, fleshing out character, and creating compelling and immersive narrative and dialogue.
Create curriculum and teach multiple courses and seminars on writing and publishing. Develop and teach: Getting Published-Navigating the Children’s Book Market
Becoming a Literary Agent-Building a Network of Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Literary Agent Query Prep Masterclass (Including writing query letters, pitches, and synopses)
(all courses run 6-10 weeks, depending on the quarter)
Co-created, wrote proposals for, and edited books for Simon and Schuster teen true crime line, called SIMON TRUE. Wrote the critically acclaimed, and award-winning, One Cut, a haunting true story with a juvenile justice bent, which launched Simon True in 2017. One Cut consistently lands on reading lists for high school and college criminal justice and juvenile justice courses, and is avalible in county jail and state prison libraries across the country.
Represented authors and sold books to Big 5 publishing houses, crafted full nonfiction proposals, created pitches, edited manuscripts (specializing in children's, teen, and select adult projects involving social justice issues), negotiated contracts, book-to-film deals, served as keynote speaker, panelist, and workshop instructor for local and national writing events.
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A born wordsmith and veteran Penguin copy editor and proofreader. Specialties: spiritual/new age, dystopian, YA, fantasy, magical realism.
Professional writer published with Penguin, Ladybird, DELTA, and more - ready to help you with your children's book!